Sheriff wants to house inmates at closed facility

Published 06/13 2013 05:39PM

Updated 06/13 2013 06:21PM

DWIGHT -- The man with a plan to house inmates at the state's vacant correctional center says he's gaining momentum. Livingston County Sheriff Marty Meredith wants to house out-of-county inmates at the closed facility as a way to generate revenue for his county.

So far, he's been working with the county board and Central Management Services (CMS) to form an agreement. Meredith expects to make more than $1 million in profits.

He also hopes to hire back dozens of officers. The prison could reopen in the next two months.

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